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Conceptualizing violence for health and medical geography

Deverteuil, Geoff 2015. Conceptualizing violence for health and medical geography. Social Science and Medicine 133 , pp. 216-222. 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.01.018

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Abstract

Despite the fact that violence is a major threat to public health, the term itself is rarely considered as a phenomenon unto itself, and rarely figures explicitly in work by health and medical geographers. In response, I propose a definitionally and conceptually more robust approach to violence using a tripartite frame (interpersonal violence, structural violence, mass intentional violence) and suggest critical interventions through which to apply this more explicit and conceptually more robust approach: violence and embodiment via substance abuse in health geography, and structural violence via mental illness in medical geography.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Uncontrolled Keywords: Violence Health geography Medical geography Public health Substance abuse Mental health
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0037-7856
Date of Acceptance: 11 January 2015
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 11:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/73061

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